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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:03 pm

Your going to be really hacked off when you cannot get the car in!!!
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:26 pm

the car will go in. one way or another!

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by warpc0il » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:30 pm

I managed to drive my Alfa into the back of a 40ft artic removals truck, up two lengths of motorway armco as ramps and with both our bikes already up in front, broadside, and half our worldly possessions piled-up beyond.

It was like a scene from The Italian Job, and I managed not to blow the blooody doors off!
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:43 pm

Only you would happen to two lengths of Armco hanging around!
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:54 pm

ive made the seat frame, disable all the airbag warnings, and fitted the drivers seat. all the wiring is just a proof of concept. my soldering iron is in the lorry :(

first time i tried i had every possible code showing for the airbags. now the system thinks all is well, which should make MOT time a bit less of a hassle.
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by warpc0il » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:57 pm

I'm impressed that you managed to get good enough (dry) connections to keep the airbag system check happy.
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:58 pm

so was i, to be fair :)

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:38 pm

a cautionary tale gentlemen...

if your welding mask fails to dim, dont try to fix it, just go get another one.

i thought id fixed it so kept welding.

this morning after a rough night i got myself to a@e (been there often enough, first time in 10 years i was there for myself!) given anaesthetic eye drops, then a lode of codiene, eye cream and orders to take it easy for 48hours. i mostly got away with it, the masks wes sortof dimming, but ive still got mild arc eye, if youve ever had arc-eye youll know how agonising it is..

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by nightfire10 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:43 pm

qwakers wrote:a cautionary tale gentlemen...

if your welding mask fails to dim, dont try to fix it, just go get another one.

i thought id fixed it so kept welding.

this morning after a rough night i got myself to a@e (been there often enough, first time in 10 years i was there for myself!) given anaesthetic eye drops, then a lode of codiene, eye cream and orders to take it easy for 48hours. i mostly got away with it, the masks wes sortof dimming, but ive still got mild arc eye, if youve ever had arc-eye youll know how agonising it is..

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:44 pm

yeah becuase the mask has a permanant uv filter weather dimmed or not, i wasnt anything like as bad as i could be. a couple of days and i should be fine.

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by warpc0il » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:52 pm

I got arc-eye as an apprentice, watching the guys TIG welding all day, while wearing a pair of Oxy/Acet goggles #-o

It was very painful at first and took a good couple of weeks before it really recovered.
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by boosted » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:24 pm

You have my sympathy i got arc eye off an industrial uv steriliser...it wasnt working i fixed it got a 10 sec face dose...yep trip to a&e for the drops rather painful...not as painful as taking a dump after a stapled anopexy though thats 10 out of 10.

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:14 pm

well, i feel alot better, but looking better? not so much :mrgreen:
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lips hurt but otherwise im fine :oops:

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by njkmr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:13 am

Its clearly turned your world upside down...!

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Post by qwakers » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:09 am

pictures the right way up for me? ill fix it next time im on a pc... bleeding ipads. :D

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:10 am

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:03 pm
Your going to be really hacked off when you cannot get the car in!!!

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am

As if there was ever any doubt! Home from Home.
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 am

yeah, tail lift doesnt quite have the power to lift it. i might change it for a more powerful pump, but the only issue is the rampover at the top (as expected) and the bits of wood you can see solve that so not a real issue,

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Post by warpc0il » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 pm

Does this mean that you could also offer a dead car collection/recovery service, within the south/west?
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Post by qwakers » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 pm

i could.... but ive not yet put a winch in it.

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:25 pm

eeeeh, look at this...

me likey :mrgreen:
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Buy the extended adjusters for the rears as they disappear behind the boot lining, oh just thought, you won't have a boot lining so forget this post LOL!
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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by qwakers » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:56 pm

:D yeah, not a issue :D

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(nearly) the last bit of work done to the kitchen :D

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Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Post by warpc0il » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:59 pm

When are you taking this bus on tour?
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